This unique, sterling silver cuff bracelet features two Greek symbols or scenes inspired by ancient history or mythology (details below). The circular icons are approximately 10mm in diameter.
Your choice of 9 different styles:
- Parthenon / Athena
- Alexander the Great / Star of Vergina
- Alexander the Great / Prince Carrying Lillies
- Map of Crete / Prince Carrying Lillies
- Map of Crete / Minotaur
- Alexander the Great / Minotaur
- Athena / Minotaur
- Parthenon / Minotaur
- Alexander the Great / Parthenon
Bracelet diameter: approx. 60mm (2.36") x 50mm (2") - fits most women's wrists. 925 degree sterling silver, rhodium plated to preserve shine and durability (see below). Made in Greece.
*Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on jewelry in order to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish while giving it a white and reflective appearance.
Athena was second to Zeus in wisdom. Athena Goddess was the patroness of Athens and all the heroes who fought against evil. Athena Pallas loved peace more than war and was also known as Goddess Athena of agriculture, and spinning and weaving.
Alexander the Great, king of Macedon (336-23), reigned during a time of transformation, from not only the classical Greek world but also the whole of the Near East. Alexander's achievements need to be understood in relation to three main constituencies, the Macedonians whom he ruled, the Persians who were conquered, and the Greeks of whom many were his reluctant allies. Although he is most famous as a general, and the nature of his military successes will be examined, Alexander also initiated major developments in the spread of Greek culture and civilisation and in the presentation of royalty and divinity. Alexander's reign ushered in a new age, but also produced considerable chaos; both sides of the coin must be considered.
Minotaur: In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (linked to the cult of the bull and the double axe in the primitive tribes of Crete) is a monstrous double, sometimes with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, conversely, with the body of a bull and the head of a man.
Prince of Lillies was depicted in an ancient, and tiny (55x40cm) Hellenistic mosaic.The original, colorful work shows the prince standing and holding lillies from Knossos. It was made from marble, granite, pebbles, smalti, and semiprecious stones.
The Parthenon is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous buildings in the world. The building has stood atop the Acropolis of Athens for nearly 2,500 years and was built to give thanks to Athena, the city's patron goddess, for the salvation of Athens and Greece in the Persian Wars. The building was officially called the Temple of Athena the Virgin, and its popular name derives from the ancient Greek word παρθένος (parthenos), a young woman.